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Martha Cooper x VNA Limited Edition Box Set!

It’s been a long time coming… We’ve chased Martha from New York to Berlin, Miami to South America and finally, we are proud to bring you the Martha Cooper x VNA Limited Edition box set.

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We’ve sourced paper, run test prints and bounced proofs back and forth over the course of 6 months to produce an amazingly detailed black & white screen-print of one of Martha’s photos on the cover of issue 34.

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It’s taken us a while to confirm all the components of this set (an edition of /150) – from the special signature camera pin badge, to the screen-printed cover and lovingly signed photo prints – and both ours and Martha’s quality control has been super high throughout – there is even an exclusive list included in each set with caption details of each of Martha’s images in the magazine.

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We’d like to thank Martha publicly for her assistance and co-operation throughout this lengthy and difficult process, as well as special shouts to Louis @ Spraying Bricks, Nina @Joshua Liner Gallery, Rik @ Ripe Digital and Joshua @ White Duck Screen Print – without whom this would not have come together.

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So now, the wait is over, the prints are signed, the sets are numbered and the boxes are packed and they are finally available to buy exclusively, online, from 2pm GMT time today.

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Get your set before they disappear!

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Martha Cooper photograph courtesy of Susan Welchman.

Spraying Bricks – ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014 – ABOVE

Spraying Bricks are BACK with this coverage of ABOVE at ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014

ARTSCAPE – is Sweden’s first ever street art festival. Spraying Bricks were fortunate enough to be invited out to Malmö for this historic affair. We caught up with Above whilst out there, painting a monstrous wall. He is the first of our ARTSCAPE series. This is the making of his piece METAMORPHOSIS

Above was born in California in 1981 and has been creating art in the streets since 1995. He is known for his multi-layer, full colour stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals.

Above’s artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his, decade long, trademark arrow icon pointing ‘above’.

@abovestudio

www.goabove.com

Spraying Bricks – The Mission, San Francisco

The latest video from our friends at Spraying Bricks, in their own words:

‘Just before the turn of the year we were fortunate enough to be invited by none other than London based artist Word To Mother, for his recent California Coming Home show at White Walls Gallery. During our time there we caught up with Herakut, who were showing at the same time, as well as Spraying Bricks feature Ben Eine.

One of the highlights of the trip was The Mission District. Creatively vibrant and as equally chilled. Besides the multitude of delicious eateries, the area is rich with art. There is not a wall, door, road or pavement in sight that has not had a splash of paint.

Whilst, aimlessly, walking around the back streets I was fortunate enough to meet such a passionate individual named Ronin Tomoshima. A resident of The Mission District for 17 years, he has dedicated his life to the one thing that he loves and makes him happy, painting. As a muralist, using mainly brushes and acrylics, Ronin has spent up to two months at a time on one piece. He told me how he had chosen to sleep rough and sometimes even gone without food just so he had money for paint and brushes. I was puzzled to why he had sacrificed everything. We smoked on the Cali Kush and talked some more. Then it dawned on me…you can’t dwell on what you don’t have if the only thing that you do have is that what brings you the upmost joy.

I originally had no intention of producing a film on Ronin, I was simply picking up some general footage of San Francisco. However, I was inspired by his story so thought it necessary to share. Art is the freedom to express, there are many more creatives in The Mission who are just like Ronin. So if you’re passing through The Mission on your travels, spare a penny or two for the local artists, who each day are making this world a colourful and vibrant home.’

Track – Solitude by Entertainment for the Braindead

www.entertainmentforthebraindead.com

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Video of the Day: Spraying Bricks – Conor Harrington

Spraying Bricks episode 10 is here with VNA 18 cover artist Conor Harrington.

Spraying Bricks joined Conor in East Dulwich and caught up with him painting a large mural prior to the Dulwich Art Fair. The mural depicts the scene of two men of power on opposing sides ‘squaring up’ as if ready to fight. The mural took Conor two days to complete and is still standing.

Filmed/Edited/Scored – John Barrett – Itdrewitself

Support Spraying Bricks

Spraying Bricks is a new video channel which explores the artistic process behind fantastic works of art, created by artists both established and up and coming.

It exists as a tool to expose the inner workings of these talented minds and works seamlessly as a portal between the artists and art appreciator. With a bunch of videos already creating a stir amongst the community with a look at art from the likes of Eine, Smug, Jimmy C, Inkfetish, Artista and more, this is a project which deserves to grow, but they need your help.

You can support this project via Kickstarter by donating as little or as much as you can afford, there are some great incentives as well. These include the opportunity to have your portrait painted by the legendary photo-realist master Smug, or having a room of your choice decorated by Jimmy C and for the less wealthy amongst you there are some great t-shirts and works of art up for grabs as well as eco-friendly prints by our friends wehangit. You can find out more HERE and hear a little from the man behind it all in this video.